Jackson Non-Compete Agreement

Find the right Non-Compete Agreement attorney in Jackson, NJ

Generally speaking, in New Jersey, a covenant not to compete means that the employee will agree not to work for any of their employer's competitors when leaving the company. Such agreements are also known by the term "non-compete clauses". An employee who signs a covenant not to compete can receive compensation for the agreement, or in some cases the agreement is a condition for their being hired.

When are Covenants not to Compete Unenforceable?

Knowing in advance whether a judge will enforce an employee's non-compete clause can be challenging. Even if the employee's interests may be significant New Jersey courts will certainly assign great weight to a person's freedom to choose the type of employment that is suitable for them. Accordingly, only those covenants which are deemed to be reasonable will be upheld by the court. Some provisions that courts have considered to be unreasonable include terms that last for an unusually long period of time or that cover a geographic around Jackson that is unreasonably broad.

Limitations on non-compete clauses must also be restricted to cover only competitors who are related in a reasonable way to the employer's industry. Finally, the employer needs to have an acceptable business purpose which justifies their motives in requiring their employee to sign a covenant not to compete.

Do I Need an Attorney when Dealing with a Covenant not to Compete?

Before signing anything that may restrict your rights, you might want to hire a Jackson, New Jersey attorney to review the contract. A lawyer can then negotiate to modify the covenant as needed, or might even draft a new one that is acceptable to both parties Attorneys can provide valuable counseling to employers who are contemplating suing an employer who breached a covenant not to compete. They can also assist employees who have signed an agreement limiting their employment options.

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Life in Jackson

Jackson, also known as Jackson Township, is located in New Jersey's Ocean County. Per the 2010 census, Jackson is home to 54,856 people.

Some popular sites include Six Flags Great Adventure, Kingda Ka, Six Flags Hurrican Harbor, Six Flags Wild Safari, and the Jackson Premium Outlets. As one can tell, Jackson is a great place for families to visit.

Some famous residents include Luke Kolbe Mannikus, Parker Bohn III, Melvin Cottrell, Scotty Cranmer, Rich Gaspari, Rob Johnson, Kris Lewis, Vini Lopez, Gina Lynn, Steve Niles, and Zakk Wylde.

Jackson is also home to many law offices and law firms that train excellent attorneys to handle any and every legal inquiry.

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